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Old 08-04-01, 10:37 AM
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How does one CLEAR the HISTORY from the "Find" command?

My PC does not have this problem, but a guy I work with has been having touble "hiding" what he has been searching for lately... I know how to do it in IE, you can just "delete" unwanted history listings, but he claims that the delete does NOT work in this situation... the only thing that I could come up with, is that since the FIND command insn't really in the Internet Explorer, there is no connection to how you would delete something in IE.... furthermore, I would think there MUST be some option somewhere to disable this "auto-fill-in" feature in the Search text fields... Since on my PC, I don't have this feature enabled anyway... I tried looking around a little, but not having the history to mess with, it is making it a little difficult to find...

I would assume that you can turn this one feature off without turning off the IE history... but I could be wrong...

Soooo, if anyone knows... let me know as he is paranoid that his past searches will show up...

Again.. this is NOT in the Internet Explorer itself... this is in the Search text fields, such as "For Files And Folders"
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Tools--->Internet Options---> Content--->Personal Information---> Auto Complete
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Originally posted by Sonicflood
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Tools--->Internet Options---> Content--->Personal Information---> Auto Complete
Ah... I didn't look into it that far... thanks...
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Old 08-05-01, 11:01 PM
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Download and install TweakUI if you haven't done so already. You can easily clear the IE history, recent documents on the Start Menu, find files and folders history (which I think is what you're asking about), last user, and more.
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Old 08-06-01, 07:38 AM
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Download and install TweakUI if you haven't done so already. You can easily clear the IE history, recent documents on the Start Menu, find files and folders history (which I think is what you're asking about), last user, and more.
If you have WIN 98 SE, ME, 2K you can do this as well:

Start---> Settings---> Taskbar & Start Menu---> Advanced Tab---> Clear!

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If you have WIN 98 SE, ME, 2K you can do this as well:

Start---> Settings---> Taskbar & Start Menu---> Advanced Tab---> Clear!

Didn't work... They are still there... Although it did clear out all the past web pages that he had visited in the Address Bar... but... in the Search For Files And Folders window, the history remains...

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If you have WIN 98 SE, ME, 2K you can do this as well:

Start---> Settings---> Taskbar & Start Menu---> Advanced Tab---> Clear!

That will clear some things away, but it will have to be done after every session. TweakUI will let you set it so things are cleared every time the system is rebooted.
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